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No. 134915[Reply]

Maybe it's just me, but I feel as though birth control is something that women don't talk enough about despite it being so complex and many people using it regularly. Let's post our comments/questions about birth control!

- contraception
- acne control
- PCOS management
- hormonal treatment
- ring vs. pill vs. non-hormonal
- side effects/benefits
- weight gain/loss
- etc.
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No. 180272

Lol this is me. Birth control made me moody and feel really hungry all the time. Plus I hated missing a few days and having to start all over.

I've been off the pill for like 3 years now and when I told my bf I was on the pill I actually meant I have like 3 plan b pill packs (I get a deal on them buying a lot at a time, its worth it) in my drawer at any given moment. It's really worked out for me nicely. BC fucks with your hormones, so does a lot of things though so meh

No. 180274

I need to get a new nexplanon implant asap, mine expired in December. Usually you have to wait 1-2 months for an appointment. All this talk about Trump repealing ACA and making it so Birth Control isn't covered is making me a bit worried since I'm not sure how quickly that can be put into place.

No. 180284

I have been on birth control (ethinylestradiol/levonorgestrel pill) for almost a decade now. I started out with a normal dose but I ended up with a terribly itchy cooch and bacne because of it. Now I take 0,02/0,1mg instead of 0,03/0,15mg. It does the exact same job but without the nasty side-effects.

My periods are irregular, painful and can take up to two weeks. Sometimes I'd have 3 periods in a row with only a few days in-between them. The doc told me to take the pill non-stop without breaks because of that.
It's completely safe to skip the breaks (altogether or once every few months). If there's people who also have periods that interfere too much with daily life, it might be a good idea to have fewer to no breaks. I personally go on a break whenever I start spotting, which happens about once every 6 months.

No. 180285

I had to wait 1-2 months for an appointment because they wanted me to get my pap done beforehand. Once it was done they scheduled my replacement for the next week. If you've had your pap somewhat recently they may make the replacement appointment in less time. Either way, you should give them a call immediately. If you don't get it in time before birth control loses coverage ask to switch to a more affordable birth control.

No. 180290

Moved to >>>/g/54209.

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No. 179413[Reply]

Anyone else here peak at like nine?
I feel like the second I hit puberty, I turned into a lousy sack of shit, and I've only gotten worse as time goes on.
I know adulthood isn't meant to be fun, and for most people it isn't, but somehow that doesn't help me stop hating it.
When I was a kid, I did not give one fuck what anyone thought of me, it didn't even occur to me to.
I used to wear a pink party city wig to school sometimes.
I wore a pair of metallic silver high heel sneakers every single day one year.
I can remember one time a little boy came up to me and tried to make fun of me, and I straight up told him, "You only act mean to other people because your mom doesn't love you."
What the fuck happened to that savage little bitch, you know?
Why do I have to care about social norms and guys and taxes and shit?
Anyone else wish they could not go back in time, but just be as fearless and weird as they were like right before they hit puberty?

Gather round kids, tell your favorite childhood stories, please.
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No. 180028

TFW I will never again have a best friend who wants to make music videos with anime figurines and who wants to play "fairies" with real lockets they had gotten from a garage sale

I want to go back. (although to be fair, there was a lot of in-fighting and drama, even then)

Who here #misseschildhoodbooks? Stuff like animal ark. I remember the one with the sheepdog pissed me off so bad, because her parents kept telling her she couldn't keep the dog.

No. 180042

I have bipolar disorder and when I'm feeling low I struggle not to regress, purely because I was mentally ill from a young age and feel like it stole my childhood, and my mind tries to convince me that I can "fix" that by re-living it as an adult. Add in being intensely bullied (age 7-16) living in a home where my mum's emotionally abusive boyfriend made everyone miserable, and identifying as lesbian (up to age 14) in a rural town… the nicest bit of my childhood was being asleep.

/sage for blogpost

No. 180099

i give a lot less fucks now than i did when i was a kid thanks to my worsening dissociation and schizoid tendencies. my childhood didnt last long and i very quickly became the shy, weird kid who was bullied everyday and didnt have a single friend so i developed low self esteem which spiraled into major depression over the years. after my mother split up with my father, i moved around too much and she moved us to the middle of nowhere with some old man who turned out to be extremely abusive which fucked me up socially and caused a lot of problems for my family. it didn't help that my mother had anger issues so i was verbally assaulted and emotionally manipulated on top of her boyfriend already acting crazy. life was hell for little 8 year old me back then.

i find comfort in overly cute/girly things now because i never got to actually be a normal kid. everything was just a giant void full of depression so i relive it by buying stuffed animals and watching old cartoons which is as far as ill go age regression wise. care bears and rainbow brite have been my guilty pleasure lately. sometimes i involuntarily skip when im alone and walking to get snacks from the kitchen which i always wondered why i did but after i learned about age regression, it really makes sense.

anyway, sorry if this reads incoherently. my mind is a pile of sludge this year i feel like i chugged a bunch of cough syrup and the effects never went away lmao

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I would love to open an arcade / bowling alley / skating rink / place like this. Bright colors, glow lights, black walls with the galaxy painted on it with a creepy ass moon face. You would get cheap cute prizes from playing the games - stickers and those pom pom ball animals. Lots of candy like what is in OP's pic.

No. 180254

Omg same, I have fantasies about it all the time. I love dimly lit arcades and laser tag rooms. There are no arcades in my country anymore, just shitty casinos. Even places designed for kids like bowling alleys and laser tag are full of slot machines which I think is really age inappropriate and sad. All the coin pushers are full of toys which I imagine cost 1c and aren't even worth trying for. The only DDR machine in the city is at the very back of a casino in what's essentially a storage room, me and my friends visit it regularly.

I'd love to open an arcade and start small with all the machines we're used to seeing and as I gain a profit, try to collect vintage games, lots of different DDR machines, weird "4D" simulations and import loads of machines from Asia. It'd just be a joy to take trips over there to research new machines and I'd make sure to buy lots of cute toys that can't be bought here. We've never had skating rinks here either and I think they'd really catch on considering ice rinks do so well every winter.

Maybe if I win the lottery one day haha.

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No. 5190[Reply]

Alright, this is something that really pisses me off.
I agree that radical feminists are bad, but MRAs are not any better.
>thinks all women are whores and evil
>thinks sexism toward women doesn't exist
>makes fun of women who gets raped and abused because "men have it worst"
>thinks men have it worse, kinda like how a white person would have said "omg black slavery is nothing white people have it so much worse"
>thinks it's fine to have sexist prejudices against women, insults them and makes fun of their problems because "women do it all the time"
>thinks they are better than radical feminists when they are worst

Facebook page:
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No. 180246

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>says retarded shit
>gets BTFO
>lmfao found the angry feminazi

>cherrypick strawman the fuck out of three fucking words in someone's post
>hey why are you ignoring the rest of my post waah waaaah

No. 180248

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>acknowledging the fact that the vast majority of rapists are made of men makes someone a radfem now

No. 180251

You need to calm down, I can feel the anger just emanating from the screen. You shouldn't be online if you get triggered this easily by others having different opinions.

No. 180252

>the experience is "empirical" - gathered by experience rather than LOGIC, which is what the rational world deals in

That's not what the rational world deals in. Not in any way whatsoever. Science deals in empirical data and observations, if you went by ~LOGIC~ we still wouldn't know atoms exist or have any comprehension of physics because most of it makes no sense and has little logic to it.

Shoo, dirty robot, shoo. We don't want your cheap, shallow reasoning around here.

No. 180273

Perhaps they mean like how courts rely on empirical, anecdotal evidence to prove someones innocence/guilt?

There are naturalistic truths based on hard evidence such as the theory of evolution and then there's the airy fairy human-centered bullshit that's constructed by humans dealing with irrelevant petty shit usually spouted in the social sciences which basis lies in subjectivity and qualitative methods of research and data finding.

It would be asinine to conflate the two.

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No. 180152[Reply]

Are there any farmers here with one or multiple disabilities? What are your experiences living with them and how do go about your life with them?

Personally, I've been partially blind since birth and unfortunately there is no cure for it as my optic nerves are undeveloped (they're developed enough for me to see some but that's about it). There was also a time where I've been in denial of it for so long out of sheer embarrassment and ridicule (I blame school/childhood) for it but have came to terms with it through vocational rehabilitation services. Said vr services also got my foot into college which I am very thankful for (just wish they'd answer their damn calls every now and then).
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No. 180178


Have you applied for Medicaid?

No. 180181

I've thought about it because it would probably help a lot, but it's really difficult to get in my state and the average wait time for a case to even make it to a hearing is about 1.5 years, so I haven't even bothered.

No. 180183

I have medicaid and i can't find any fucking doctors who will accept me so it's not worth it anyway. Being poor sucks ass

No. 180204

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That's what I figured. Being poor does suck ass. Thanks to that and not even being able to afford the cheapest health insurance plan, I'm thousands of dollars in debt (that I can't even pay) because of PNES sending me to the ER 5-6 times.

No. 180206


I'm worried for you there anon… :(

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No. 178420[Reply]

SJWs, feminists, fakebois, etc
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No. 180089

There definitely are german people who defend raping refugees, ever heard of Selin Gören, for example?

No. 180090


I'm talking about the majority of german people. There are always stupid people in every country.

No. 180093

Wow, pathetic how people shoop for the clicks. And then alt-right claims they spread 'the real news'. kek

No. 180101

OP, you're retarded. We have one already in /snow/.

No. 180106

Right? "Redpill" my ass.

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No. 179117[Reply]

Hey farmers. What do you think of drug lords, or small time drug dealers in society?

Would killing people and helping fund addictions be worth it if you could use some of your profit to help the poor people of your country ?

No. 179238

Most drug lords are bad people because of things apart from the drugs they're selling, the rest of the crimes they're committing are much, much worse.

The whole "you're causing addictions" thing is crap too, adults should be able to do whatever they want with their body.

No-one calls the cashier at a bottle shop a bad person for potentially enabling alcoholism, same applies with any other drug I think. You can use it responsibly, or you can abuse it.

No. 180043

Like above anon, I don't think drug lords are bad people for selling drugs. I think most of them are bad people because they commit other crimes, are violent to people, crap parents (as far as I've read) and, as is the nature of organised crimes, contribute to industries like sex trafficking.

However, I don't think selling drugs is inherently bad. When we over-prescribe medication, sell alcohol and cigarettes in shops, fill food with chemicals and hormones, fill our bodies with refined sugar and our air with fumes, I don't think drugs are any different. I just think they need to be legalised and regulated, so that drug lords cannot be "above the law" and so taxes can be fed back into the economy.

No. 180062

I think a lot of them just let the power go to their heads and they all inevitably become wannabe tyrants with god complexes.

Ross Ulbricht, the maker of Silk Road, started ordering hits on 2-10 people and basically talking to people like he just invented a new civil society which he now rules over like a god.

These people would have much less chance getting real power if drugs were decriminalized.

No. 180098

I don't care about what they do, people will always find a way to numb themselves if they really want to.

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No. 141221[Reply]

Anyone tried anal bleaching? I'm considering it
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No. 141310

Tldr; how do I bleach my butthole?

It's pretty pink, but I want it to be barbie pink instead of the dull pink I have. Is there a bleaching kit that actually works, or do you just rub skin bleaching cream all over your anus?

No. 141311

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>barbie pink
Why do you want such an unnatural shade?

No. 180055

bleach anon come back and share your experience with us

No. 180094

>Okay, but if I refuse to bleach my asshole my boyfriend or any guy I date will just either dump me, cheat on me or secretly resent me.

This isn't even close to true. Speaking as a guy, if I can see your asshole in the first place I'm already pretty happy.

Hypothetically if there was a guy who cared about the shade of the your literal asshole (I'm not convinced he exists) then you should be running a mile, not trying to keep him.

No. 180095

I was thinking the same thing. Why want to keep a guy who is so fickle he'd cheat because your butt hole isn't the right shade of pink? Damn girl love yourself a bit more then that those aren't the guys you should want to keep around and the only guy i could imagine that would complain about such a thing is Lucas Werner

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No. 179757[Reply]

Can we have a chat about this specifically? Questions, general discussion, your experiences, etc. I wouldn't quite include video game design or creators but folks whom are interested in competitive vidya or perhaps folks who stream and are looking to go full-time.

I feel like it's improper etiquette to type what's up with me in the opening post so.
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No. 180020

im trying to get into streaming but i dont know much on how to get started. so far i've streamed overwatch cause thats the only popular game im good at but i doubt thats enough to get started.

No. 180024

Recognize as a streamer, you are the product. Why should the consumer choose you over anyone else? What makes you different?

A good example of this actually comes from RuPaul's Allstars. There was a challenge to create a product and then a commercial for it. A contestant chose tape. The contestants ad was funny, entertaining, and very much their brand. It wasn't the tape he was selling but himself.

Get a brand. People like caricatures, for the most part. It's easily consumable. Best to choose something similar to yourself already but amplified.

As for how to get your brand out there, social networking, as usual. Team up with streamers whom have a slighter larger following, make friends with people on twitter, instagram, and promote yourself on your page (not obviously, unless that's your brand lol).

Some more other crap advice I could give that I don't feel like typing.

No. 180027

Get a decent setup if you can, please don't stream just in your room with a webcam, it's not too expensive to set up a small green screen, and it makes a huge difference in the quality of the stream if your video and audio is good.

As >>180024 said too, do something that stands out. Don't just be another streamer that's kind of cute, there's a million of those out there already, you need to differentiate yourself somehow.

Do you play music? Do some music streams too. Draw? Do that. Cook? Sure. If you have any creative talent, try to merge that in somehow.

Try to play things that you know have an audience, too. Don't exclusively play OW or the newest big hit, but don't play things no-one cares about, because you don't attract viewers that way generally, unless you're really exceptional at them somehow, speedruns always get an audience. If you're competitive at anything, play that though, high comp level stuff, and especially tournaments always bring in a lot of views.

Try to involve your audience as best you can, make it feel like it's more than just them watching you play games, the human interaction is so, so important. Flirting can work a bit, but it's also annoying to a lot of people, and creates an audience you might not actually want to stream to, who're just going to flirt with you constantly. At the very most, your flirtiness should just be being able to make a rare kind of sexual joke or being really heartfelt when someone compliments you (because they will, or even when they just give you a follow). Add that shit on screen in that shows donations and who's your most recent follower, all of that. Play games with your audience, that always goes really well.

And try to build a relationship with other streamers, even if that's just hosting them whenever you can. Not huge people, because they probably won't notice it, but people who're known for wanting to help small streamers, or people just a bit bigger than you in the same games. Look for other streamers and try to play games with them, because then your audience is shared, and two people playing a game is always more interesting to watch than just one, as long as they're both good personalities.

Apart from that, stream regularly. Don't just do it whenever you can, setPost too long. Click here to view the full text.

No. 180030

Yeah, these made me realize I'm honestly incapable of that. I'm too shy to even try. If any of you guys do that I'm really impressed and hope it goes well for you.

No. 180334

My bf plays for a not so well known eSports team here in Europe. They're usually among the better 20 teams, but they're slightly falling apart. I've been trying to get him to stream but he is awfully stubborn about it and won't even try, at least to have a plan B in case his team falls apart. However, it's awfully hard to deal with his practice schedule sometimes, being from 5pm-11pm, we have no time to do much before or after, and weekends are usually tournaments.

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No. 1602[Reply]

For those of us studying Japanese or interested in beginning study of the language to request/give advice, suggestions, helps, corrections etcetera.
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No. 179514

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I want to try the JLPT but I've been told there was a session in July and one in December by a lot of people and websites. They forgot to add that it depends on countries and now I have to wait another year to try to pass it. I'm so salty. I'm studying in uni but I feel like I don't have a lot of vocabulary and kanji memorized and I'm not used to listening and speaking, so I have no idea if I should try for N3 or N2 next December. I'll try to learn more kanji with kanji and kana (pic related) once I have enough free time, I don't know if the book is that good at listing kanji and words though.

By the way, I feel like watching anime to get used to listening to conversations really sucks. The characters don't sound natural at all and speak too fast for me most of the time, and I have no idea if it's the same for dramas. I've been told to watch tv shows with celebrities speaking and things like that, apparently they're often subtitled for the Japanese audience. Does anyone do that sometimes? Does it work?

No. 179543

Too bad Anon, but at least you'll have more time to prepare. It's super annoying that they do this, I can understand in very small countries I guess but it can't be that fucking hard to organize those tests.

>I feel like I don't have a lot of vocabulary and kanji memorized

If you're not already, try using Anki and downloading JLPT decks, it's a great way to study kanji and vocab. Or get books, or just do tests on the internet, there are tons of resources. Since you're already studying with your book you'll find a lot you already know and some extra just to be safe.

>I'm not used to listening and speaking

For some reason listening seems to be what people do worst on in JLPT. I guess it's lack of practice. So at least I'm pretty sure most people are in the same boat as you. In my case I got most of the points on listening after securing passing grades in the other parts, but it's completely fine if you try to do the other way. Bear in mind that if you get less than a certain score on listening you'll fail the whole thing, though.

>The characters don't sound natural at all and speak too fast for me most of the time

Yeah they're not very natural most of the time because, well, it's anime. But usually they're not speaking too fast (unless you're watching Tatami Galaxy and Teekyuu lol) and they're very intelligible, so if that's too hard for you I think you should keep practicing listening with anime. Dramas are more or less the same imho. Maybe try stuff that keeps itself simple like Pretty cure and other kid stuff for a start?

TV shows are definitely the best way to get a real experience apart from actually conversing with a native. You can also try radios but you won't get Japanese subtitles most of the time. I don't really watch TV shows but I did listen to radios a lot for a while. I know a guy who watches Japanese reality TVs on Netflix or something too.

For me, being very persistent and listening again and again and again to sentences I didn't understand, trying to section words and looking up those words until I somewhat understood what the sentence meant, was the key to improving my listening skills. Also actually having conversations with natives helps but you don't always get such occasions.

No. 179635

Recommending HelloTalk for some Anons. It's good practice, there's ways for natives to correct you, and there's a call feature so you can practice actual voice chat too if you would like.

warning though: if you use a face photo, you'll occasionally get weird dudes hitting on you.

No. 179795

Thanks for this Anon! I've started and it's really cool.
I'm a bit awkward talking to people on apps like these but people are really nice so it's no problem.

No. 179797

My picture didn't even have my face and my messages were full of thirsty men. Changed it to a dog and they still figured out I was female because of what I was posting/commenting. Can't win.

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No. 173153[Reply]

What milk do you crave from old cows that have disappeared from the spotlight that you hope would make even the smallest appearance?
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No. 179210

This is reeeeally old but I remember some chick on Deviantart called Blanca (sp?) that was obsessed with the Gorillaz and would draw comics of herself having sex with 2D, including being pregnant and giving birth/raising their child. She was in a drawing contest the band hosted and got super pissed when she didn't win, but her art was laughably bad and (even decent artists like Mark Brooks had participated in it).

She probably still has an ED page but I just find it really funny to imagine that this spergy 30-something woman is around somewhere and probably still making fantasy self-insert comics like Chris

No. 179278

Anyone know what happened to Asher Britton. She wasn't a cow really but she reminded me of Felice with less noticeable photoshop

No. 179727

i lost my virginity to this song lol

No. 179762

I think you're talking about Branca, or something. She lost interest in Gorillaz after getting married IRL.

Personally, I miss ShaloneSK, the furry with the hideously overdesigned fursona.

No. 179770

Felice and Shmegeh, for sure. Used to be a druggie anachan myself and I loved how popular they got just for being their hilariously ridiculous selves.

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